photography vs art

Indonesia
April 21, 2008 9:35pm CST
what makes photography as an art form?what makes it different with photography as a photo?you know what i mean?
2 responses
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
2 May 08
I agree with Studymonkey, it's about the quality and aim of the photograph. Yes, all photos are "photos", but like mentioned before, a family photo that you take for yourself just to remember that day/time, is different for example to a wedding photographer who composes the picture for a particular purpose, framing the subjects/objects in certain lighting, positions etc, in order to attain a certain aesthetic and style. The time in preparation and finishing of the product is much more than a normal person's digital or analog picture that you get developed at a photo store or print off your computer. =D I hope that this explains a bit of the art of photography for you! Have a great day =)
23 Apr 08
I think it is a difference of quality not a difference of kind. In other words they are ALL photos, but some are better photos than others. Also "Art" photos are consciously designed to be enganed with aesthetically whereas a holiday snapshot may not be. The snapshot is only meant to capture a moment in the crudest pure recording sense. But I stand by my original point. And the only reason there are no holiday snapshot oil paintings is that oil painting takes too long and is too messy.